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All About Botox

As you age, the skin also changes and no longer looks youthful. The skin becomes slack and hangs loosely because of the loss of elastic tissues and fat. You develop wrinkles and fine lines. Skin appearance affects how one feels about their appearance. If you have wrinkles and fine lines, you will become conscious that people notice that you are aging. However, a solution to healthy and youthful skin lies at Fort Worth Botox. This article will enlighten you about Botox treatment. 

What is Botox

Botox is a purified protein extracted from Botulinum toxin. The treatment is specially formulated with components that temporarily inhibit muscle contraction on the face. If the muscles do not contract, you will not have wrinkles and fine lines on your face. 

Who Qualifies for the Procedure? 

If you have issues with wrinkles and fine lines on your face, you qualify for the procedure. Additionally, if you do not have wrinkles and fine lines and want to prevent their occurrence, you can also go for the treatment. 

What Happens After I Visit a Doctor 

If you go to the doctor with a beauty need to prevent wrinkles and fine lines, the doctor will evaluate areas susceptible to contraction and inject the Botox treatment. If you have wrinkles and fine lines on your face and neck, the doctor first reviews the extent of the wrinkles and fine lines. Then, the doctor recommends Botox or Dysport® and Xeomin®, depending on your skin type. 

The Injection 

The doctor will request you to sit on the chair and proceed to make injections in the areas with wrinkles. The injection involves using a fine needle. Therefore, you will only feel like the doctor is pinching the skin during the injection. However, the doctor can use a topical anesthetic or ice to numb the area to avoid any pain. Depending on the fine lines and wrinkles and your beauty needs, the doctor will recommend different doses. 

After the injection, you can witness some tenderness in the areas injected, but the tenderness does not last long. You can cover up the tenderness using makeup if you are going back to work after the procedure. 

Does Botox Work Instantly

After the injection, you will notice the results after one or two days. The doctor should also inform you that it is normal to get the full effect of the treatment after seven days. However, if you are not satisfied with the results, it is recommended that you can see the doctor for review and additional treatment. 

Is Botox a Long-Term Treatment? 

The treatment only sustains the reduction of wrinkles only for four months. Therefore once you get the first treatment, you will have to schedule regular appointments to maintain the look.  

Side Effects of Botox Treatment

Despite the treatment passing the safety test, people might respond differently to the treatment. You may respond well to the treatment or suffer the following side effects:

  • Headache 
  • Flu-like symptoms 
  • Droopy eyelid 
  • Eye dryness 
  • Excessive tearing

Aging causes various undesirable changes to the skin, such as wrinkles and fine lines. Dr. Kiran Polavarapu, MD, is a cosmetic surgeon that offers Botox treatment in Fort Worth, Texas, to help you maintain a youthful look. Request an appointment today or call for a better-looking face.